Due to a passing cold front off of the coast of California, the cloudy conditions add a bit of drama to this image. This is a westbound stack train, heading for the Port of Long Beach, California.
Rerouted at Pomona from the ex-UP to the ex-SP to avoid police activity in Highgrove on the BNSF, this UP eastbound will now rejoin the BNSF for the run to Daggett and the LA&SL.
A westbound has all but the last few cars and the DPU through the crossovers as it climbs toward Martinez and the start of triple track.
A northbound born of West Colton's hump yard enters the connector track off the Mojave Sub to become an eastbound on the BNSF's Cajon Sub in route to the old LA&SL at Daggett.
Westbound autos meet eastbound stacks at the historic location of Hinda X-Overs, which the UP moved down around the curve.
Using Dike Siding to get around a southbound, northbound tonnage accelerates back onto the main. Unlike the BNSF Transcon it parallels to the top of the pass, the ex-SP Palmdale Cutoff is a single... (more)
With a westbound holding for previous traffic, an eastbound UP overtakes a BNSF just getting underway after taking on help.
A westbound passes beneath one of the last SP signal bridges on Beaumont Hill.
Brand new C45ACCTE's 7886 and 7889, are testing on NS, along with 3 SD70ACe's. One is here with these units and 2 on the rear of the train. Runs are being made on the NS "Test Hill" in Roanoke. ... (more)
Westbound on the ex-SP Sunset Route.
Northbound tonnage climbs past the Silverwood Connector that takes the UP from the ex-SP Palmdale Cutoff onto the Cajon Sub of the BNSF.